The founder of the College is Galilea Sp. z o.o.(a limited liability company) which has an extensive experience in teaching. In 1995 Galilea founded Centrum Edukacji Zdrowotnej “Promocja” (Health Education Centre) organising vocational qualification medical and humanities courses; this was followed by the opening of Wielkopolska Szkoła Medyczna (the Wielkopolska Medical School) – a non-public post-secondary school offering pharmaceutical technician, massage technician, occupational therapy, physiotherapy technician, dental technician and dental assistant programmes.
The initiative of the students of Wielopolska Szkoła Medyczna, mainly physiotherapy students, led to the development of a concept to form a higher education institution which would educate medical professionals.
The College of Education and Therapy was founded as the first non-public higher education institution in Poznań to teach physiotherapists. The goal of its founders, professor Kazimiera Milanowska, MD, PhD, and Violetta Musa, MA, was to create a higher medical education institution.
The College of Education and Therapy was formed in February 2005 and entered by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education into the register of non-state higher education institutions and associations of non-state higher education institutions under the number 315.
The graduates are the best ambassadors of the College – their opinions and careers count most.
The achievements of the College of Education and Therapy fill us with pride and satisfaction:
- 2004 Undergraduate physiotherapy studies
- 2006 Undergraduate Material Engineering studies, specialisation Dental Technology
- 2007 Szczecin Campus
- 2007 Postgraduate certificate programmes, instructor courses
- 2007 The college is among the top Olympic physiotherapy schools in Poland – according to YEAP (Youth European Association of Physiotherapy).
- 2008 Extended Erasmus Charter
- 2008 The start of activities in the European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education (ENPHE).
- 2008 Signing an agreement with the Polish Association of Dental Technicians (Polskie Towarzystwo Techników Dentystycznych).
- 2009 Undergraduate cosmetology studies
- 2010 Undergraduate tourism and recreation studies in Szczecin Campus
- 2012 Postgraduate (Masterʼs) physiotherapy studies
- 2013 Undergraduate dental technology studies
- 2014 A Massage Technician programme offered in the undergraduate physiotherapy studies.
- 2014 Postgraduate certificate programme „Introduction to neurorehabilitation methods” offered as an extension of postgraduate (Masterʼs) physiotherapy studies.
- 2014 26th of May 2014 – delegation of Namibia in the College of Education and Therapy
- 2014 On 6 June 2014 a co-operation agreement between the College and Kundiawa General Hospital in Papua New Guinea was signed in the College of Education and Therapy.